Deputy Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Office of the Executive Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The OCIO is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the agency's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, telecommunications, and data and information security in delivering usable, reliable, and accessible end user services to all FTC staff.

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The Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) serves with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to direct oversight of the OCIO and as a principal information technology and information security advisor to the Executive Director and other high-level Commission officials. The DCIO is accountable for strategic planning, developing, organizing, directing, and maintaining a comprehensive information technology and information resources management strategic plan that aligns to the agency business strategy, and for ensuring critical IT investments that impact business results are funded. The DCIO oversees the development and maintenance of the agency Enterprise Architecture (EA) to guide IT modernization in support of agency missions; monitors and evaluates the performance of information resource investments through a Capital Planning & Investment Control (CPIC) process; and advises the Executive Director, Chairman, the IT Business Council and Governance Board, and other agency officials on whether to continue, modify, or terminate IT programs or projects.

Under the general direction of the CIO, the incumbent is responsible for the development, coordination, and maintenance of an integrated information and technology management program that meets the federal requirements including applicable laws (Clinger-Cohen, FISMA, etc.), regulations, and Government-wide policies (e.g. the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars). The DCIO plans, formulates, and manages the FTC's IT budget working within the framework established by the agency. In this regard, the DCIO works in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to ensure that program goals and objectives are achieved and that the FTC acquires and maintains the most effective and efficient integrated technology program possible within approved budgets. Additionally, the DCIO oversees or prepares reports for the IT Business Council and Governance Board and as required by OMB and other oversight entities justifying initial IT investments and related ongoing maintenance costs. The incumbent is accountable for the use of FTC's IT resources and related expenditures; ensures full disclosure of the information technology results of agency operations; develops and maintains in consultation with the CIO and other agency officials, to include but not limited to, the Executive Director, General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Human Capital Officer agency-wide policies governing the use of IT and telecommunication resources; and moves the agency ever further in the direction of secure, cost-effective, and integrated information systems.

The DCIO may represent the CIO, Executive Director, and FTC in meetings with senior agency officials and with Congressional and Executive Branch oversight entities, respectively. In addition, the DCIO is accountable for overseeing or directing a wide variety of special projects involving the FTC as a whole, such as complex analyses of mission needs and the efficient deployment of FTC information technology resources. This includes but is not limited to roles where the DCIO may act with delegated authority to serve as the Chief Data Officer or to evaluate and accept risk as appropriate to authorize the use of various IT services.

As the Deputy Director of the OCIO, the incumbent oversees a staff responsible for carrying out information and technology operations of the Commission and for protecting information and systems in compliance with Federal requirements. The DCIO is accountable for monitoring the execution of the Commission's E-Government initiatives and ensuring that implementation plans and milestones are updated and reported to OMB. In addition, the DCIO is responsible for the development of an optimal IT organizational structure and for continuous improvement in methods of information technology operations. The DCIO partners with program managers in performing process analysis and reengineering (as appropriate) to ensure the changing needs of the Commission are met through sound technical information management. The DCIO is also accountable for meeting the agency's IT and information resource management workforce and human capital needs using both federal employees and contractors, in collaboration with the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and the Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO).

The DCIO identifies information technology system, service, and software acquisition requirements and works with the CAO and Acquisitions program staff to identify and evaluate potential solutions. The incumbent also provides management oversight and executive level leadership over agency-wide IT projects and systems implementation.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.


As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate technical and professional competence as described in the mandatory Professional/Technical Competencies section below and executive leadership capabilities as described in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) of the Senior Executive Service listed below. Typically, experiences of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level or its equivalent in Federal service or with state or local government, private industry, or nongovernmental organizations. In addition, applicants must have demonstrable, primary policy level knowledge of, and practical experience in, information and technology management for an organization of comparable size and scope to the FTC.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements describing accomplishments that would satisfy the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). You must respond to all ECQs and address each one separately. If you fail to do so, we will rate you 'ineligible' for the position. You can find additional information on the ECQs in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications. A good competency-based qualifications statement should address the following elements for each ECQ: (a) the goal, problem, or activity and its challenge, (b) the context or environment in which the activity took place, (c) specific actions you took to address the challenge, and (d) the results or impact of the activity. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs you managed, and the results of your actions. You are strongly encouraged to review the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications. The ECQ statement, addressing all five ECQs, is limited to a maximum of ten pages.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This ECQ involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: This ECQ involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: This ECQ involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This ECQ involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (Should not exceed two pages per qualification):

1. Demonstrated experience in evaluating legacy and emerging technology to identify continuous opportunities to decommission and replace legacy technology with positive impact to mission outcomes.

2. Demonstrated experience in managing change for IT staff and customers in the adoption of new technology that displaced legacy technology, policies, or procedures to achieve strategic IT and corporate missions, goals, and objectives. The demonstrated experience must include identification and use of qualitative and quantitative criteria via widely accepted survey data collection tools such as the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), ForeSee customer experience surveys, or net promoter surveys to assess adoption of emerging technology by various stakeholders.

3. Demonstrated experience overseeing or performing a majority of the functions described in the Clinger-Cohen Core Competencies: policy and organization, building IT management and technical staff expertise, process/change management, information resources strategy and planning, IT performance assessment, IT project/program management, capital planning and investment control, acquisition, E-government/E-business/E-commerce, information security/information assurance, enterprise architecture, and technology management and assessment.

If you are a current career member of the SES, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have completed an SES Candidate Development Program and obtained Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board certification, you can apply for competitive and/or noncompetitive consideration. If you wish competitive consideration, you must submit a resume and written statements addressing the ECQs, Professional/Technical qualifications, and other applicable qualifications. If you wish noncompetitive consideration, you must submit your resume, written statements addressing the Professional/Technical qualifications, and other applicable qualifications; you need not submit written statements addressing the ECQs. You must also provide documentation of QRB certification (i.e., SF-50 showing career SES status, or OPM-issued SES qualification certificate.)


Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed.

Additional information

1. The agency may reimburse relocation expenses.
2. If we select you for an initial career appointment to an SES position, the Office of Personnel Management's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) must approve your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) prior to appointment. A selection is tentative until we obtain a QRB certification.
3. You must complete a Declaration for Federal Employment before we can hire you in order to certify the accuracy of your written application and provide information necessary to determine your suitability for federal employment.
4. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, and we select you for this position, you must certify prior to appointment that you registered for the military selective service.
5. If we select you for this position, you must complete personnel suitability documents. Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of an appropriate background investigation.
6. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
7. The Federal Trade Commission provides reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Federal Trade Commission. The agency will make determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Questions about the Federal Trade Commission's accommodation policy may be directed to Liz Kraszewski at .
8. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually while employed, and upon termination of employment. You may also be subject to post employment restrictions.
9. Your application includes information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a); collection is authorized under Title 5 of the U.S. Code, '3302 and 3361. We use the information to determine qualifications for employment.
10. The FTC is required to solicit applicant cooperation in assessing the applicant pools we are reaching with our vacancy announcements. We ask that you complete and return a "Demographic Information" form. Please note that an applications intake clerk will remove this document from your application package upon its arrival in the office and will immediately direct it to the EEO office. The form and the information it provides is not associated with your application in any part of the examining process and is not available to the human resources staff or selecting officials in any way during the hiring process. After we fill the position, such information is available to the Human Capital Management Office only as part of an aggregate statistical number. We appreciate your cooperation and invite you to call us at the contact number listed below if you have any questions or concerns about using this form. We ask that you access and complete the form, write the vacancy announcement number at the top of the first page, and send us the completed form along with your application package.
11. We will not accept applications received in government postage-paid envelopes.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the mandatory Executive Core and Professional/Technical Qualifications stated in this vacancy announcement.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the Executive Core and Professional/Technical qualifications described in this vacancy announcement.

Your application package will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel consisting of Senior Executive Service members. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

The selecting official will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the Appointing Authority. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be certified by the OPM QRB before your appointment can occur.

Note: Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service. . In accordance with 5 USC 2108(3) which defines the term " preference eligible " provides that this term does not include applicants for, or members of, the Senior Executive Service.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications, submit a resume ( not to exceed 5 pages ) to describe your qualifications. Your resume should provide the following information:
  • Vacancy Announcement number: EXEC-57972-19-OED-OCIO
  • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:
  • Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications: A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. Statement should not exceed two pages per qualification.

3. Mandatory ECQs: Narrative statements specifically addressing each individual ECQ. In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligibles, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation in item #4.

4. Copy of the Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

*EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2016* The Office of Personnel Management must authorize any employment offers made to individuals who are currently serving in or have previously served in ( within the last five years ) political positions, to include Presidential appointees with or without Senate confirmation, Schedule A or Schedule C political appointees, appointees serving in a political capacity under an agency-specific authority, and Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently a political appointee, or have been within the last 5 years, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a political position WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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